The quiet medical revolution that could change your life
You know I don't like to toot my own horn, but I've got some news today that I can't help but share.
I've just been given an incredible honor for my work here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Joshua Axe -- the radio host, doctor of natural medicine, chiropractor, clinical nutritionist, and owner of the popular Dr. Axe website -- just came out with his list of the nation's Top 50 Functional and Integrative Medical Doctors.
And I'll give you one hint who made the cut.
That's right, your favorite holistic doctor is on the list!
Dr. Axe wrote:
"Dr. Stengler, 'America’s Natural Doctor®,' fuses his training in conventional medicine with natural alternatives for a powerful combination of modern technology and ancient therapies. When he's not seeing patients, Dr. Stengler is often on television as a medical expert or author of books -- he's written 30, including a top-selling book in health food stores!"
When I first started in this business more than two decades ago, the powerful drug industry and its allies in mainstream medicine did everything it could to block us and, in some cases, even shut us down.
The Internet has changed that.
For the first time ever, doctors such as myself -- and newsletters such as House Calls -- are able to reach patients directly with science-backed breakthroughs, allowing them to read the evidence and make better and more informed choices.
Now, we've become impossible to block and shut down.
It's just the opposite: The doctors who've made the list with me include some the best-known names in medicine, including physicians who are practically media celebrities: Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Andrew Weil, and Dr. Dean Ornish, creator of the famous Ornish Diet.
I don't always agree with all of them on everything, but this list shows just how diverse natural medicine really is... and how widely accepted it has become.
So, rather than celebrate my own position on the list, let me take the opportunity to celebrate you: You put all of us there. You forced the mainstream to take natural medicine seriously. And you're at the forefront of a movement that has revolutionized health care.
Continue to read House Calls. Keep doing your own homework. Ask the important questions, especially the ones that make your own doctor just a little uncomfortable as he's forced to rethink and reevaluate his assumptions.
And if you want some personalized care on today's leading conditions including chronic diseases, why not visit one of the Top 50 Functional and Integrative Medical Doctors?
Make an appointment to see me here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine in the San Diego area.
Not in Southern California? I'm also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.
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